Physician Survey Respondents Indicate They Are Actively Discouraging Individuals from Entering the Medical Profession, While Also Contemplating Early Retirement
The Doctors Company – the largest insurer of physician and surgeon liability with 71,000 members – has announced results from the largest physician survey ever conducted on the future of health care in America. More than 5,000 doctor-members responded. And the overwhelming indication is that concerns regarding healthcare staff shortages may be compounded by physician opinions about their profession.
Specifically, nine out of 10 doctor respondents said they do not recommend health care as a profession. In addition, 43% report they are considering retiring within the next five years because of the changes in America’s health care system. A copy of the Future of Health Care Survey is available on The Doctors Company Knowledge Center.
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